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    I'm already at 4 mediums high in the brood...

    I'm already at 4 mediums high in the brood chambers???
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    Supers full of nectar from lost hives

    I lost 2 of my five hives during the last few weeks. One I'm sure was from a failed queen, the other I'm not sure. Both hives had two (plus) full medium supers full of freshly collected nectar along...
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    Thanks much, got it. I have the exact issue.

    Thanks much, got it. I have the exact issue.
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    He also goes by THE KEEPER/Field bee.

    He also goes by THE KEEPER/Field bee.
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    He used to post here often. I could really use...

    He used to post here often. I could really use some help finding him. Thanks JB
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    We've fed all year to get comb drawn and are...

    We've fed all year to get comb drawn and are still feeding. We just switched to thick syrup. The bees are still flying heavily and bringing back pollen and what ever nectar they are finding. This has...
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    Rob, you are invited anytime, so is anyone else...

    Rob, you are invited anytime, so is anyone else who helps me with my bees. BTW, I have an 8 acre trophy bass lake fully enclosed on my property (you can see my posts on pondboss.com) that is as much...
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    That is exactly the advice I was looking for....

    That is exactly the advice I was looking for. thanks, JB
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    Rob, if you keep a list of potential "students",...

    Rob, if you keep a list of potential "students", please add my name to it. I'd very much like to hear from you when you get your classes arranged, JB
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    Can I assume then that if I leave more frames of...

    Can I assume then that if I leave more frames of pollen and honey than the books recommend that all will be ok? The bees will "take care" of the frames and will make room for the late winter/early...
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    Thanks Michael! I'll start there, JB

    Thanks Michael! I'll start there, JB
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    Robert, we are first year beekeepers and started...

    Robert, we are first year beekeepers and started with two hives. I'm currently purchasing equipment for another 6 for next year. Thanks for the advice Michael. Do we need however, to leave a few...
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    >Gas stations with the sweet corn people. ...

    >Gas stations with the sweet corn people.

    Sweet corn people?
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    Thanks Rob, we'll plan to join ya. Do you know of...

    Thanks Rob, we'll plan to join ya. Do you know of any good publications to study in the meantime?
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    I can't find consistant info on how to arrange...

    I can't find consistant info on how to arrange the frames in my hives for winter. I have plenty of honey and pollen (25-30 frames of honey and 6-8 of pollen). The hives have all medium frames and are...
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    We're just a year into beekeeping and would like...

    We're just a year into beekeeping and would like to try our hand at raising queens for our own hives. Any suggestions on where to get the best information to get started. Thanks in advance, JB
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    When I wrote this post this morning I was not yet...

    When I wrote this post this morning I was not yet sure if they were still laying. I since went out and checked and they are. Problem is that I don't know for how long. The fun continues because...
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    If a hive has been queenless for a few weeks...

    If a hive has been queenless for a few weeks (meaning that few or none of the bees are young) and all the queens have stopped laying in preparation for winter, is there any point to re-queening or is...
  19. Thread: dying brood

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    So when the shaken bees join other hives are the...

    So when the shaken bees join other hives are the laying workers simply rejected?

    My mention of the presence of drones was more in relation to my original question of the chewed out brood- just to...
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    I did re-queen 5 days ago. I'm hoping that the...

    I did re-queen 5 days ago. I'm hoping that the bees chewing out the brood is in fact just preparation for winter and that it won't interfere with her acceptance. As of last week, there were still...
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    I dont know if wasps can destroy a strong colony,...

    I dont know if wasps can destroy a strong colony, but the giant hornet sure can.

    http://www.wimp.com/bee/
    (If you love your bees like your kids, this video may give you nightmares)

    [...
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    Nope not one mite.

    Nope not one mite.
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    Would they get fed poison when uncapped and then...

    Would they get fed poison when uncapped and then be unaffected until almost fully devoloped? Besides, the odd thing is that they are not dead; they are being carried out alive.

    [ October 14,...
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    I don't know that if it were pesticides that it...

    I don't know that if it were pesticides that it would kill only older brood and not at other stages.

    To get rid of the laying workers I took the hive about a hundred yards away dumped out every...
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    Several days ago I noticed about a hundred young...

    Several days ago I noticed about a hundred young dead bees in front of one of my hives. They all looked healthy and there was no sign of any fighting or robbing. The next day there was only a few...
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